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  1. Gorgeous photos, you must have had a wonderful time.

    Lee ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you! I was so pleasantly surprised, after expecting just rolling hills and not much else, but the towns are so lovely… ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. So totally charming! It reminds me a little of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico where there are so many colorful wooden doors, flowers and greenery~pinning the last photo to use for painting inspiration, thanks!

  3. I love the studies and details that you are showing us today especially that gorgeous Jackaranda tree, love those amazing colors. Thanks for connecting on my blog.

  4. Stopping over from the comments you left on my blog! What a great blog you have as well. I like to mix design and travel as well. I’ve never been to Tuscany yet but I want to go. I’ve been all over Italy but this is a part that I need to see!

    1. Thank you so much Brittany! Yes, I too like to find the travel/design mix… ๐Ÿ™‚ Tuscany was a late add for us, as well. We were visiting my daughter who was studying in Florence, so it was a natural stop. In the past we’ve done mostly the cities or the coast, so this was a nice change. So very relaxing actually!

  5. All lovely photos but especially love the very first one–looks so warm and cozy. What a charming place.

  6. Oh my ! What beautiful photos, I love your blog – its so colorful and inspiring!
    Sally @cottagefix

  7. Those are lovely potted plants, especially the window boxes. I didn’t have a chance to visit Tuscany the last time we were in Italy, so I am enjoying it through your photos. The umbres and ochres of the buildings and the gorgeous view of the valley are just as I pictured it would be. That wild burst of wisteria, though, really surprised me.

  8. I was there four years back just for few hrs and I loved the place. It has a charm of its own!
    Thanks for taking me there again!

  9. Calling by from Our World Tuesday, very familiar scenes for me, beuatiful. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Wonderful, but Italy is just so overwhelmingly pretty.

  11. how beautiful. i love the stone and brick buildings and the flower pots are wonderful

  12. Great landscape photography! Can’t believe you took all the photos at Disneyland… ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Or did you travel to Tuscany? ;-))
    Regards from Germany,

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  15. Lory, I have just discovered your website and am just thrilled! I love tablescapes, and yours are outstanding! My husband and I are traveling to Italy in October, and I have just found your beautiful pictures of your travels there. Breathtaking! If this isn’t too personal, what camera did you use to take your pictures? They are magnificent.

    1. Welcome to Designthusiasm, Martha! And thanks so much for the kind words… ๐Ÿ™‚ How lucky that you’ll be traveling to Italy, one of my favorite countries!! The camera I used for my travels thus far is a Canon G12. It’s a wonderful camera for travel because it’s very light and can be used on automatic for capturing quick shots. It’s also the camera I used for the first 1 1/2 years on the blog. I’ve only recently upgraded to a Canon 6D. I bought the 6D to use only in the house because it’s quite heavy, but I love the photo quality so much, I’m not sure what I’ll do next time I travel. But the G12 really is wonderful in a pinch. Enjoy!!